Stan Lee Hints As Massive Marvel Movie Crossover

During a Q&A session celebrating 75 years of Marvel Comics, legendary writer and editor Stan Lee said that a film crossing the Spider-Man franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Fox properties like X-Men and the Fantastic Four "is something that Marvel is very concerned about," which is being taken by some to be an intimation that Marvel is working on putting such a film together.

"It's something that Marvel is very concerned about," Lee admitted. "It's very difficult to bring 'em all together because these characters are so successful and make so much money that the studios that have the rights don't want to let them go. So that's something that all the lawyers and all the production companies have to work out. Whether they get it worked out, I don't know."

You can check out the full video below (these comments are around 53 minutes):

If it happens, we'll be quick to report it. In the meantime, the biggest thing on the Marvel docket is Avengers: Age of Ultron, due out in May.

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  1. So Stan Lee doesn't hint at a crossover, as the title suggests.He just reiterates what has been the problem and negotiations for the past 7 years.

  2. In terms of logistics, this movie would be damn near impossible. Forget the fact every character needs to get some screen time to make it worthwhile, every high paid actor playing these characters needs to get a good salary. They're not going to do it for free. You need to ensure every character has some spotlight so it's not just pointless fan service, and that a villain (you'd probably have to have multiple) is well developed, which Marvel struggles to do 90% of the time with ONE hero. Add the budget for all the effects for every hero on top of the salary, and somehow create a coherent script for that.You're better sticking to a comic or animation than film. Marvel has some greats and some flops in the MCU, Fox has some greats (yes, First Class and DOFP are both more acclaimed than the MCU) and some flops, Sony has some goods and some flops. Of course, we don't complain when Marvel does stuff. That's only for DC, right? ("Hur dur movie so overcrowded," they say one minute. Next minute, "add all the heroes possible!" The fun part about liking Marvel and DC is seeing the stupidity and hypocrisy of fans.)

  3. And don't get me wrong, I do want to see this movie. I just don't think it could work. And the DC hate that spawns from this amuses me. Marvel putting all of their universes together somehow trumps DC...even though DC already have that? 

    • KIller
    • 42 Posts in 20 Months

    It would be cool to have a MASSIVE crossover but it will never happen....

  4. I wonder how they would make Human Torch and Captain America be together...

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